The Sea That Sings To Me

By Kara Griffin & illustrated by Marla Lesage

The Sea That Sings To Me is the debut children’s book by PEI author Kara Griffin. It is illustrated by NB artist, writer and illustrator, Marla Lesage, and published by Acorn Press. 

The story follows an Island girl who can hear music in the ocean—not as a metaphor, but as melodies, percussion, and harmonies ringing from the waves. She tries to find someone else in the town who can hear what she hears, but everyone is too noisy and busy to pay attention. When a giant storm comes to her town, it makes an enormous cacophony—and in the silence afterwards, when the townspeople finally put down their work and come down to the water’s edge, the girl finally meets a friend who can hear the music too. With lyrical words and illustrations, The Sea That Sings to Me is an ode to the special connection we have with the natural world.

 Kara Griffin was born and raised in PEI, growing up on the North Shore. Her writing is inspired by her love for nature and animals. Her hopeful stories celebrate the beauty and wonder of nature and invite the reader to see and understand the world through their hearts. She lives in Charlottetown with her cat, Amelia.